What the? --> %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    Hi-

    this: %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

    appeared in my autostarts and I'm not sure how it got there. I'm pretty sure it is a good thing, though I'm not sure what it does, I think it has some function related to privacy.

    My main questions are: Should I leave it?

    Am I correct that it is erasing, not saving some sort of data?

    Am I correct that it does not require much resources to perform this...thing.


    -Thanks for any insights, theories, guesses, magic spells to ward of evil

    HandsOff!
     
  2. puff-m-d

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    Hi HandsOff,

    Dumprep has to do with memory dumps and error reporting to Microsoft. You probably had some software or your system crash sometime previous to this appearing in your start ups. It does not need to be run at start up.

    More info here:
    dumprep 0 -k Information

    HTH ;) ...
     
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    Hi Puff-

    Thanks for answering. Do you really think Microsoft was trying to get there hooks on my info? I better take a look at that link! My memory works in mysterious ways, and for some reason I remembered that years ago (maybe it still does) Ad-Aware had an option for enabling the same thing, so I thought it was privacy related. Now I guess it is related to studying errors for program developement, or in the case of Microsoft, most likely just data havesting.

    Well, Actually my suspect in this case is Kerio Personal firewall. I think they mentioned that blah, blah, blah...send us reports...blah, blah, blah....and my response was "no".

    Little did I know that somehow my settings got changed in
    My Computer>properties>Startup and Recovery from

    "none" to

    "complete memory dump"

    I guess that's understandable - "No" sounds an aweful lot like, "Sure, write files of up to 1.2 GB in size on my system drive, then feel free to upload it to your site." You know, is it just my imagination or are software makers getting bolder and bolder when it comes to simply ignoring the directives of the program user? Naturally, I deleted the file before it was sent, but that's beside the post!

    As far as Microsoft is concerned, Nice try Billy!


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    Kent-


    By the way, what is HTH?

    Hit Them Hard?

    Hell To HighWater?

    Hang Them High?

    Heart to Heart? :gack:

    HandsOff The Helluvaniceguy?

    Or maybe it doesn't mean anything but is put there to spark my imagination?


    -HandsOff
     
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    Hi HandsOff,

    HTH = Hope This Helps :D ...
     
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    Hi, and thanks for the translation. Actually...that was going to be my next guess!


    -HandsOff!
     
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    Hi HandsOff,

    You are most welcome ;) ...
     
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